Diameter: 54.86 mm / 2.16 inches
Width: 45.20 mm / 1.78 inches
Gap Width: 4.35 mm / .17 inches
Weight: 66.4 grams
Bearing Size: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
Response: 19mm Silicone Slim Pad
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Overall, the Rockefeller is an paradigmatic modern metal yoyo. It’s machined satisfactorily, anodized properly, plays agreeably, can handle most everything I threw at it, appears winsome on the shelf, and feels copacetic in the hand. It is not remarkable in any way, although players will find that it throws a bit ponderously and hits the hand with a solid THWACK when it returns. Players looking for something “floaty” should look elsewhere, as this 66-gram yoyo assuredly plays heavier than you would surmise.
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The yoyo is machined and anodized exquisitely! Players who are quick to grieve about anodizing flaws are not likely to find any here. The receptacle for this fine metal bandalore is a lackluster brown card stock box, as is typical of most small-run metal manufacturers these days. The logo and model name are printed on the lid of the box, but rather matter-of-factly. There is little to no reason to retain the packaging for the Square Wheels Rockefeller unless you’re obsessive compulsive or have a strong tendency towards flipping your yoyos within a fortnight.
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At a retail price of $135 USD, the Rockefeller is not going to win any accolades for value. But to be fair, the cost of machining something in the United States when you don’t own the machine shop can get out of hand expeditiously. Add the cost of a 3-color anodized finish and that hobby yoyo company you started becomes very expensive, very quickly. I don’t find the cost of the yoyo to be prohibitive or unreasonable, but that doesn’t make it any more economical.
The Square Wheels Rockefeller is a dependable throw made by excelsior people here in the United States. They sponsor and organize contests, they sponsor players, they support the yoyoing scene. If you like the appearance of this yoyo and prefer a hearty, solid throw, do endeavor to purchase one!